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ID: 500034844
 
Record Type: Person
Ostell, John (Canadian and English architect, surveyor, and engineer, 1813-1892)

Note: Ostell began his practice as surveyor, architect and engineer in 1831 in England; he emigrated to Lower Canada in 1834. He was president of New City Gas Company, 1860-1865, and president of Montreal and Champlain Railroad (1859-1865). He was also associated with the first communal transportation company, Montreal City Passenger Railway. In 1856 or 1859, Ostell gave up architectural practice and turned his attention to the lumber business. Canadian architect, Montreal.

Names:
Ostell, John (preferred,V,index)
John Ostell (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English
Canadian
Québecois

Roles:
engineer (preferred)
surveyor
architect

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Montreal (Québec province, Canada) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1831-1834  England (United Kingdom) (country)
active:   from 1834  Québec province (Canada) (province)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner of ....  Perrault, Maurice  
..................  (Canadian architect, 1857-1909) [500008074]
teacher of ....  Bourgeau, Victor  
..................  (Canadian architect and carpenter, 1809-1888) [500033400]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Ostell, John (I)

Biographies:
(Canadian and English architect, surveyor, and engineer, 1813-1892) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Canadian architect, 1813-1892) ..... [Grove Art]
(Canadian architect, 1813-1892) ..... [AVERY]
(Canadian and English architect, surveyor and engineer; born London (England, United Kingdom), 1813; died Montréal (Québec, Canada), 1892) ..... [CCA]
(Canadian architect, d.1892) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
John Ostell ........ [CCA]
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Ostell, John ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CCA, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Bulletin for Study of Architecture in Canada 16/1 (1991) 5
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  CCA Guide of Montreal (1985)
....................  CCA Library Vertical Files (n.d.)
....................  DCB
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Hill, Architects in Canada (1986)
....................  La Presse (1985)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Bulletin for Study of Architecture in Canada 16/1 (1991) 5
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